Conveniently located inside Lenscrafters, Oceanside


If your vision seems blurry, or you’re suffering from frequent headaches, these may be warning signs of glaucoma — a serious, but treatable condition. The optometrists at Oceanside Family Optometry in Oceanside, California, are skilled in glaucoma care, and their concierge services ensure you receive the treatment you need right when you need it. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Glaucoma Q&A

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a common disease that, if left untreated, can rob you of your eyesight. The condition occurs when fluid builds up in your eye, damaging the optic nerve, which connects your eye and brain. This causes a loss of vision over time.

Certain risk factors increase your likelihood of getting glaucoma. These factors include age (over 40), having family members with glaucoma, or having certain health conditions, such as diabetes, migraines, or high blood pressure.

What are the symptoms of glaucoma?

Glaucoma comes in two different forms, open-angle glaucoma and angle-closure glaucoma. Your symptoms may vary depending on which type you have and the stage of your condition. With open-angle, you may have no symptoms at all, or see “blind spots” in your vision.

In angle-closure glaucoma, you may suddenly see halos and experience blurred eyesight or mild headaches. Other symptoms to watch for include:

  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Decreased vision
  • Seeing rainbows

Vomiting and nausea are also symptoms of angle-closure glaucoma.

How is glaucoma diagnosed?

Diagnosing glaucoma begins with a complete eye exam. The experienced optometrists at Oceanside Family Optometry will check your eye pressure to see whether it’s normal or elevated, and may also:

  • Measure the thickness of your cornea
  • Assess your eye’s drainage angle
  • Test your peripheral vision with the Humphrey FDT Perimeter Visual Field, a tool that identifies early vision loss

How is glaucoma treated?

Medications and surgery can stop glaucoma from permanently damaging your vision. Medications, such as eye drops, are typically the first line of treatment to relieve the pressure in your eye that’s harming your vision.

However, you may benefit from laser eye surgery, an outpatient procedure. Your exact treatment plan will depend on your form of glaucoma.

The optometrists at Oceanside Family Optometry are committed to safeguarding the health of your eye and preserving your vision. Take a step toward optimal eye health by calling our office and scheduling an appointment.

Office Hours and Info

Conveniently located inside Lenscrafters, Oceanside
  • Monday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • 2665 Vista Way
  • Unit B
  • Oceanside, CA
  • 92054
760-433-2015 760-433-8947 Get Directions
Ready to visit our office? Oceanside Family Optometry is conveniently located inside Lenscrafters, Oceanside. Call us today or request an appointment online to schedule a time that is convenient for you!

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